A happy employee is a fulfilled employee, one who feels satisfied that his or her talents are utilized to their fullest potential, as well as rewarded for such.
Now that’s good news for your business, because a happy employee is one who is motivated to high performance and productivity.
Yet a recent survey by Lee Hecht Harrison found that 62 percent of people say they often feel underutilized in their jobs. This is bad news for both employees and the companies they work for!
Help your employees find greater satisfaction, while improving your company stats, by tuning in to what will challenge your employees – according to them, which may not be the same things you think would bring out their best.
Laura Vanderkam suggests, for example that you:
“Say yes a lot. If a team member proposes a project, chances are he or she is itching for a challenge. Figure out if there’s any way you can give the green light, even on a trial basis.
Push. Give people a little more authority with every project. Real responsibility — and the chance to fail or succeed — tends to bring out the hard worker in people.”
People work best and hardest at those projects they’ve had a hand in creating. A little “yes” and “push” goes a long way toward success for both them and your business.